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Small Steps Towards Normalcy

alec vanderboom

Today is the first morning that I haven't spent with Tess since her birth. It feels a little lonely.

Last night she gave clear signs to us and the nurses that she was hungry and wanted to nurse. This morning the doctors are supposed to do her first "feeding assessment." I was so excited to hear that last night. However, this morning we didn't get as great a report from her night nurse. Tess slept fine throughout the night, but her stomach "output" is back to being high and a little bloody. Doesn't look like food or poop is coming today.

This morning I got to home-school my older kids, however. That felt great.